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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, 7, 1974 Bargain day It certainly was bargain day at the Golden Mile Centre this week, when boxes of canned food and dry goods were auctioned off, some as low as half price. Auctioneer Keith Erdman of Hurlburt Auction con- ducted the sale while Clint Stata, board member of the centre, handed out the groceries. Most of the food was don- ated by Golden Mile members with some merchandise donat- ed by local business. More than was gained to go toward the Golden Mile Centre fund. Participants pleased with women's program Contemporary Women, a course for women on social assistance, has been termed a success by those who count the most the women who took it. The three-stage program, which began last fall, offered a refresher course for all participants from Contemporary Women I, II and III, at the YWCA. Sponsor-ed by the department of health and social welfare, Lethbridge Community College and the YW. the courses were aimed at getting women on welfare active and interested in the everyday world. Participants acclaimed the course as "absolutely great for every woman, not just our group." Topics discussed during the program ranged from proper methods of applying for a job, to personality analysis and legal rights of women. Sessions were held on a PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES BLACKOUT (Played Unlit Won) LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upstlirt) daily basis, with babysitting provided in the YW residence and guest speakers in attendance. The women said the course helped them to get involved in areas of volunteer work, assisted them in dealing with personal problems and educated them in terms of legal and welfare rights. Included were career suggestions, possibilities for furthering education and sessions on raising children, as well as human sexuality, drug and alcohol seminars. In an interview, Pat, Dorothy, Audrey and Ann, who requested that last names not be used, expressed their views on the course. Dorothy a recently separated mother of one, says the Contemporary Women gave her the "little push" she needed to keep going after her marriage broke down. She is involved in the volunteer action centre and is also active in the newsletter the three women's groups publish. Both Pat and Ann were pleased with the new friendships and community contacts they found through the course. They enjoyed sessions on child care and rearing and legal rights of women. Pat became interested in continuing her education, and was assisted in pursuing her goal through information she received at the course. Becoming active in volunteer work at the school library was cited by Audrey as a positive advantage of the sessions, who is planning to continue her education at the Lethbridge Community College this fall. DOT NIXEY Xi Iota installs CASH BINGO I officers ST. BASIL'S 13th St. and 6th Ave. N. Friday, June 7th 8 o'clock 4th and 6th Qimn in 7 5 CARDS FOR OR EACH BLACKOUT JACKPOT IN 50 NUMBERS LUCKY NAME DRAW WORTH LUCKY NUMBER DRAW WORTH WEEKLY DRAW WORTH 3 FREE GAMES DOOR PRIZE Undar 16 Yaara Not Allowed Sponaorad by ST. BASIL'S MEN'S CLUB Xi Iota chapter of Beta Sigma Phi have installed Dot Nixey as president for the coming term of office. Vice-president is Ruth Elzinga, with Kay Barbie as secretary and Gladys Simons as treasurer. Representatives to Beta Sigma Phi City Council are Jean Poile and Donna Palmer. -The HeraU Family Working women still earning less than men OTTAWA (CP) The number of Canadian women working outside their homes increased by more than one million from 1962 to 1972, but women still earn less than men in similar occupations says a labor department report. The report released this week by the department's women's bureau said Ontario and Alberta boast the highest proportion of working women in Canada with about 40 per cent of each province's eligible women either were employed or looking for jobs in 1972. It also said: women are the least prone to going out to work. working women are between the ages of 20 and 24, with 56.9 per cent of them married. number of working women in the country increased to 2.95 million in 1972 from 1.8 million in 1962. occupied a major proportion of clerical positions and jobs in service industries. The report said women strengthened their foothold in the professions. Law schools showed one of the most dramatic increases in the number of female graduates, nearly doubling to a proportion of 9.4 per cent in 1972 from 5.6 per cent 10 years earlier. The proportion in jour- nalism increased to 59.7 per Home insurance. Benjamin Moore PAINTS It's nice to know that Dealer. He knows exactly there are still some things you can depend how to help you get the best possible re- on. Like Benjamin Moore Paints, for in- suits out of any painting project And that's stance. And your Benjamin Moore Paint why he sells Benjamin Moore Paints. SEE YOUR BENJAMIN MOORE PAINT DEALER. Freddie's Paint (Western) Ltd Jhji4t A________ A _ m _ 816 3rd Avenue S., Lethbridge, Alberta Phone 327-5540 cent from 45.5 per cent over the same period, in veterinary medicine to 8.3 per cent from 4.2 per cent, in architecture to 7.2 per cent from 2.6 per cent and in business administration and commerce to 9.7 per cent from 4.5 per cent. Average hourly earnings of women in industry were consistently lower than those of men, except for the Synthetic textile and hotel industries. Women earned less than men in 10 selected office occupations. 'The report said its findings of consistently lower earnings for women in most areas should not be attributed automatically to sex discrimination. Other factors might prevent a woman from earning less than a male counterpart: Experience, age. education, different responsibilities and regional variations. Other details in the report included: constitute about a third of the employed labor force and 27.9 per cent of the unemployed. highest rate of unemployment for women is in British Columbia while the lowest is on the Prairies. women went out to work in greater numbers during the 10-year period while the participation rate of single, divorced and widowed women remained fairly constant. in the work force were generally better educated than men. In 1972. 26 per cent had completed high school, compared with 18.2 per cent of men while 17 per cent of women had post-secondary education as against 13.7 per cent of men. New Zealand implements Canadian program OTTAWA New Zealand is adopting new methods of training nurses that were developed and introduced recently in Canada, in the hope of producing nurses better qualified clinically for work in the home and hospi- tal. R. J. Tizard, New Zealand minister of health, said Tuesday that Dr. Helen Carpenter, a Montreal-trained Canadian nurse, has been borrowed from the World Health Organization to co- ordinate a series of pilot programs in nurse education in several New Zealand communities. The new approach is to edu- cate nurses in colleges or universities first and then have the graduate nurses obtain practical experience in a hospital, as a final requirement for obtaining their nursing diplomas. At present in Canada and New Zealand, most nurses are trained in hospitals, with the "theoretical" education coming in addition to the practical work at the hospitals. M. E. JOHNSON Officers elected The Lethbridge Order of the Royal Purple No. 32 held an installation of officers with district deputy Pat Deimuth performing the ceremony, assisted by past honored royal lady Dorothy Sorenson. Installed as honored royal lady was Mary Ellen Johnson: with Fanny Hopkins as associate royal lady. Past royal lady is Phyillis Baceda. Other officers are Dorothy Carrol, loyal lady: Beth Stewart, secretary; Helen McKenzie, treasurer: Kay Nalder. lecturing lady; Doreen Mose. three-year trustee and Arlene Price, one- vear trustee. Kettle list corrections OTTAWA (CP) Wrong model numbers were given for three electric kettles that were judged unsafe last week for human use, J. W. Black, chief of the consumer affairs department's product safety branch, said today. The models, found to contaminate water with high lead levels, were .Sunbeam K22 not K2Z as previously reported, a Samson Dominion MK5175Znot51752anda Westinghouse HK90A not HK09A. A model found to be safe for human use Sunbeam KE2SD was described in the original list as a new model when in fact it is not. Mr. Black said. He said his department had released these wrong numbers in its haste to get the list of kettles to the public. "We feel many nurses are often too tired after putting in a full day in the (hospital) wards to be able to absorb the necessary theoretical knowledge afterwards." Mr. Tizard said, referring to the current approach. The new approach does pose some problems, he added. Since many hospitals rely heavily on nurse trainees to do what is often the more mun- dane work in hospitals, there would be problems not only of obtaining adequate staffing but also of paying the higher wages for qualified staff to fill the positions formerly occupied by nurse trainees. There might also be problems in attracting graduate nurses to hospitals in smaller communities, Mr. Tizard suggested. This is a problem New Zealand shares with Canada. But at the same time, the new approach is the much more logical training method, which doctors, for example, have followed for years, he suggested. Club corner Members of the 1914-18 War Veterans Association wishing to make the trip to Fort Macleod on Thursday. June 18 at 1 p.m.. are asked to phone in their name to Ethel Styner for reservations. 328-5976. The Dr. F. H. Mewburn QBE chapter. IODE will hold their annual coffee party Saturday from to a.m. in the Pemmican Club rooms. 9th St. and 5th Avenue S. A pantry table will be featured. Everyone welcome. I It's Camm's for all your I Summer Fun Footwear Elderly patients 'dumped' in homes as last resort EDMONTON n narrow or medium witJih. sizes 51.- lo 11. in while or lauoe Glove Jea- Iher. Jealher lined. self coveted heel, tiaturat crepe sole "PAMPERS" ;X ClOSOd Id? 3n whrtfl. navy or RAPTURE" by Air Sttf in Bone Kid AA. B and C widths Children's Shoes MISSES'T-STRAPS By Miss Susan and Savage. m Whne leather or Black Pal- ert BOYS'SHOES In The new Bold' LooH by Cass Males and Savage, in Browns and two lones A COMPLETE SELECTION OF North Star Joggers for the entire family For Father's Day QUO VADlS MEN'S SANDALS Dacks for Dad Give Dad a pair 01 Dacks slto-ons or brogues Camm's Shoes 403 Slh StTMl S. ;